National Institute for Learning Development - NILD

Help Create Independent Learners

Why Give to NILD?

Your tax deductible gifts will assist NILD in its efforts to reach struggling learners and release them from the confines of their learning disabilities.  NILD is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization that believes a direct, focused attack on weak thinking skills can stimulate the brain to work more effectively.

NILD-trained therapists go beyond tutoring and use techniques that integrate aspects of cognitive and strategy development, reasoning, and oral language proficiency within the framework of learning basic skills in primary academics, such as reading, writing, and mathematics.

More than 100,000 children around the world have been through NILD’s program in the past 40 years. David Hinshaw was one of the first. He struggled with a learning disability in elementary school and says, “Two years of NILD educational therapy trained me to think critically and prepared me for success today in the global arena of communications technology sales. NILD changed my life!”

We invite you to partner with NILD today to deploy its critical initiatives and leave a momentous legacy to help both children and adults who struggle to learn. For every day without development and employment of NILD’s programs, thousands of at-risk students of all ages are failing to become independent learners and are being marginalized by society.

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